Low-income housing policies: affordability and integration
Eerola, Essi (2021)
Nordic Council of Ministers
I review the literature on housing policies intended to improve the housing conditions of low-income households and discuss the conclusions that can be drawn from the literature. I distinguish between tenant-based programs like housing benefits and place-based programs like social housing and discuss the general characteristics of these policies in Nordic countries. Finally, I review the effects of these programs on recipient households and segregation in Finland where a large housing allowance program co-exists with a social housing sector.
H22, R21, R31
Housing policy, housing allowances, social housing, segregation